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Porfirio Gutierrez is a Mexican artisan and advocate specializing in the weaving traditions of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. He comes from a long line of traditional Zapotec weavers, and the family still is dedicated to this art. Although Gutierrez grew up with the craft and worked looms starting at age 12; at age 18, he went to work in the United States, staying for ten years. Upon returning to Oaxaca, he rediscovered his heritage and the importance of weaving and has since worked to create and promote the making of wool rugs using traditional materials and techniques. In particular he promotes the use of natural dyes, in which his sister Juana specializes. Gutierrez divides his time between Oaxaca and California, not only to sell his family's wares but also to speak and research about wea

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  • Porfirio Gutierrez is a Mexican artisan and advocate specializing in the weaving traditions of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. He comes from a long line of traditional Zapotec weavers, and the family still is dedicated to this art. Although Gutierrez grew up with the craft and worked looms starting at age 12; at age 18, he went to work in the United States, staying for ten years. Upon returning to Oaxaca, he rediscovered his heritage and the importance of weaving and has since worked to create and promote the making of wool rugs using traditional materials and techniques. In particular he promotes the use of natural dyes, in which his sister Juana specializes. Gutierrez divides his time between Oaxaca and California, not only to sell his family's wares but also to speak and research about weaving and Zapotec culture. This has included a collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian). (en)
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  • Gutierrez at his loom in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca (en)
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  • Porfirio Gutierrez is a Mexican artisan and advocate specializing in the weaving traditions of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. He comes from a long line of traditional Zapotec weavers, and the family still is dedicated to this art. Although Gutierrez grew up with the craft and worked looms starting at age 12; at age 18, he went to work in the United States, staying for ten years. Upon returning to Oaxaca, he rediscovered his heritage and the importance of weaving and has since worked to create and promote the making of wool rugs using traditional materials and techniques. In particular he promotes the use of natural dyes, in which his sister Juana specializes. Gutierrez divides his time between Oaxaca and California, not only to sell his family's wares but also to speak and research about wea (en)
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  • Porfirio Gutierrez (weaver) (en)
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